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Greater Transparency Needed From Fed on Insurance Regulation

(7/22/2015) During a U.S. House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing, experts testified that lawmakers should impose better transparency on ... full story

Industry Pushes Back Against IMF Call for National Regulator

(7/22/2015) A report by the International Monetary Fund that singled out life insurers as posing significant long-term economic risks is being challenged by the U.S. insura... full story

NCOIL Passes P/C Model Laws, Endorses Capital Standards Act

(7/22/2015) The National Conference of Insurance Legislators 2015 Summer Meeting took place in Indianapolis, IN, from Thursday, July 15 to Sunday, July 19... full story

Appeals Court Upholds Katrina Fraud Verdict

(7/22/2015) According to a decision by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on July 13, Cori and Kerry Rigsby, whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and... full story

Former CMS Administrator to Head AHIP

(7/22/2015) Marilyn Tavenner, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will be the new president and chief executive officer of America's Health Insur... full story

U.S. P/C Insurer Profits Grow in Q1

(7/22/2015) Private U.S. property/casualty insurers' net income after taxes grew to $18.2 billion in first-quarter 2015 from $13.9 billion in first-quarter 2014, with insur... full story

New Guidance on Independent Contractors by Dept. of Labor

(7/22/2015) The Department of Labor is offering guidance in a new memo as to when to classify workers as employees and independent contractors... full story

Changing Demographics Affect Insurance

(7/22/2015) Insurance advisors need to be aware that the people they are advising have changed, according to "LoveFamilyMoney," a 2014 study funded by Allianz... full story

Are High-profile Cyber Attacks Connected?

(7/17/2015) More than two years ago, troves of personal data were stolen from U.S. travel companies... full story

Summer Is Busy Time for Car Thieves

(7/17/2015) July and August are the months that tend to see the most auto thefts... full story

Reinsurance Pricing Decline Slows

(7/17/2015) Guy Carpenter reported that pricing declines have slowed at July 1 renewals, given that reinsurance markets continue to have abundant capacity... full story

National Weather Service Declares New Orleans "Storm Ready"

(7/17/2015) The National Weather Service has recognized New Orleans as a "storm ready" city, a designation which is good for three years. full story

FIO Requests Information on Auto Insurance Affordability

(7/17/2015) On July 2, 2015, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) issued notice for comment on the FIO's proposed working definition of "affordability" in relation to persona... full story

A Snapshot of Independent Agents

(7/10/2015) Agents place a higher priority on keeping and servicing existing customers than on finding new business, according to the results from the Accenture Independent... full story

Deadline One Week Away for PIA Award Nominations

(7/10/2015) The deadline for submitting nominations for PIA National's fall 2015 awards is July 13, 2015... full story

PIA Expresses Concern on Proposed Overtime Regs

(7/10/2015) The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Wage & Hour Division has released a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards... full story

Guide to SBA Disaster Loans

(7/10/2015) The U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damages not fully covered... full story

Download the 2015 PIA Agency Marketing Guide

(7/10/2015) The 6th edition of the PIA Agency Marketing Guide will soon be mailing to PIA members along with the current issue of PIA Connection magazine... full story

What Does SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision Mean for Agents?

(6/30/2015) Announced on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states will have practical impacts on insurance... full story

Efforts to Prevent Double Taxation of Captives Renewed

(6/30/2015) U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will renew their efforts to prevent the possibility of double taxation of captive insurers because o... full story